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The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly

2016 Winter issue
Ripple Effects: Louisiana Watercolors

Since 1983, The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly has brought historical essays, news of recent acquisitions, and announcements of The Collection’s events, exhibitions, and educational programs to its readers. All issues from fall 1999 to the present are available online as PDF files. The 2016 winter Quarterly is now available.

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TriPod: New Orleans at 300

Podcasts reflecting on the city’s lost and neglected history.

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 is an innovative radio history of New Orleans, released in weekly segments as our city approaches its tricentennial in 2018. Each TriPod episode is a micro-documentary that delves deeper into the familiar and questions what we think we know about New Orleans history.

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“To Be Sold” symposium now online

To Be Sold: The American Slave Trade
from Virginia to New Orleans

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Library of Virginia, and University of New Orleans’s Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies joined forces to present a one-day, two-city symposium on the domestic slave trade. To Be Sold: The American Slave Trade from Virginia to New Orleans featured internationally recognized scholars, including Maurie D. McInnis, Calvin Schermerhorn, Walter Johnson, and more. (more…)

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Katrina + 10 timeline

Chronicling ten years after Katrina

Explore the historical events that have shaped New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina’s 2005 landfall with this interactive timelineThe timeline is a component of the exhibit
Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City.

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“Lost Friends” database available online

Produced in conjunction with
the exhibition “Purchased Lives”

The Historic New Orleans Collection’s current exhibition Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865, features a selection of advertisements placed in the Southwestern Christian Advocate by former slaves looking for their loved ones. More than 330 of these ads are now available in an online, searchable database developed by THNOC.

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Historian retires

John T. Magill
retirement article

Nationally renowned  Historian and Senior Curator John T. Magill is retiring from The Collection after 30 years of service. Read all about it in a New Orleans Advocate article by Dominic Massa.

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NOLA Life Stories

oral history interviews

From cherished childhood memories of lost New Orleans neighborhoods, to funny or insightful takes on the formation of New Orleans institutions, NOLA Life Stories features first person perspectives of the individuals who have helped shape our community. This innovative radio program, created by The Historic New Orleans Collection with the collaboration of WWNO, features excerpts from oral history interviews conducted as part of THNOC’s New Orleans Life Story Project, an ongoing effort to record and archive the voices and experiences of the people who have made New Orleans what it is today.

Listen to NOLA Life Stories.

For more information about the New Orleans Life Story Project and the Oral History Program at The Historic New Orleans Collection contact Mark Cave at markc@hnoc.org

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Now available from THNOC

features a full-color facsimile of an 18th-century illustrated collection of songs

The oldest known musical document in Louisiana history is now available to music and history lovers worldwide, thanks to the release of The Historic New Orleans Collection’s newest title, French Baroque Music of New Orleans: Spiritual Songs from the Ursuline Convent (1736). The book features a full-color facsimile of an 18th-century illustrated collection of songs, which the Ursuline convent received in 1754 and has never before been published. (more…)

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THNOC given 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The award celebrates hospitality excellence.

We are proud to announce that The Historic New Orleans Collection recently received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! (more…)

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Remembering Katrina

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August 29, 2005–August 29, 2015

August 29, 2005–August 29, 2015 (more…)